Something I discovered today that relates to my final project. Seems like an interesting concept but design-wise there is so much going on, that’s it’s hard for the newcomers to understand what the platform is all about. 

No connection to Solnit or rhetorical fallacies or the like. Simply in honor of finals week.

No connection to Solnit or rhetorical fallacies or the like. Simply in honor of finals week.

Building a cyberspace community is much like building a nation. However, despite being in a virtual space,instead of an ‘imagined’ community, Internet communities are much realer in a sense that, with tools like twitter, email, and all other platforms, everyone can be connected and even contacted.

Building a cyberspace community is much like building a nation. However, despite being in a virtual space,instead of an ‘imagined’ community, Internet communities are much realer in a sense that, with tools like twitter, email, and all other platforms, everyone can be connected and even contacted.

I don’t know if you guys already saw this, if not, I think is good to see it :)

Hope all your finals are going great!

- Cris.

Questions I hope to resolve by the end of the semester

What design cues can you incorporate to convince people to try it out? 

How do you pick and choose which product features to launch with and which pie-in-the-sky features will come later?

Questions I hope to resolve by the end of the semester

How do you establish a new product in a populated marketplace?

How can you introduce new and innovative design cues with minimal friction for users?

How do you make getting organized fun?

Questions I hope to resolve by the end of the semester

How do you build trust without being boring?

How can you win money without being invasive?

Questions I hope to resolve by the end of semester

13products-joyli:

1. How do you effectively keep a long term relationship with your users or audience?(i.e.: make them coming back to my service/product without bothering them with tons of newsletter emails)

2. How do you separate user flows and provide different designs base on the type of users?( i.e.: first time user and returning users)  

3. What are the easiest way to let/ask users to spread out the words and invite/attract new users online (except sharing via social media)?

Reminds me of “A Paradise Built In Hell”

Questions I hope to resolve by the end of the semester

How do you populate a brand new platform and encourage users to contribute content?

How do you build a successful karma system that relies on trust between a user and the site?

What are the design cues which can create incentive for user participation and interaction?